In groups of 4, we were given a budget of £100 to buy materials to build a bridge to set specifications.
It had to be at least 30cm long, 5cm wide, have no more than 4 legs/feet & hold a toy car for 10 seconds.
We had to calculate how much the materials cost before trying to buy them from Bob’s shop.
We used imitation money & whiteboards to work it out.
During the session, Bob (Mr Pearce) put on deals that reduced the price of materials for a short time by either a percentage or a fraction.
We had to think carefully about waiting for a good deal & making sure we had enough time to complete the bridge.
The winners were Eleanor, Roha Sani & Seb, who managed to stay within budget and their final bridge design held 5 toy cars, two pairs of glasses, two pairs of scissors & two felt tips before we had to move onto another group's as we were running out of time!